Repair Options for Stretched or Gauged Earlobes

A profile shot of a woman pointing to her earlobe If you’ve been dealing with stretched earlobes, you’re not alone. Many people find themselves in a situation where heavy earrings or gauging practices have torn or lengthened their earlobes making it dificult to have a symmetrical appearance of earrings or wear an earring at all, and  have a normal looking earlobe. 

Fortunately, there are effective surgical repair options for torn, stretched or gauged earlobes to restore the natural appearance of your earlobes. 

Surgical Repair

One of the most common and effective methods for repairing stretched or gauged earlobes is surgical repair. This procedure involves removing the stretched excess tissue and reshaping the earlobe to its natural form with different surgical techniques. 

Here’s what you can expect from surgical repair:

  • The earlobe is anesthetized with local anesthesia to ensure you experience no discomfort during the procedure.
  • Dr Diwan carefully trims the stretched tissue, sculpting the earlobe to the desired shape.
  • She will then use fine sutures to close the incisions, promoting proper healing.
  • Sutures are removed in one week, and you can expect to see noticeable earlobe repair results soon after the procedure. The earlobe is repierced, if desired, 6 weeks later.

Non-surgical treatment

A mild to moderately stretched earlobe piercing hole can be minimized by injection of a hyaluronic acid filer, such as Juvederm, into the earlobe around the piercing. A gauged earlobe is best repaired surgically.

Consultation for Customized Treatment Plans 

The first step is to book a consultation with Dr Diwan, an experienced dermatologic surgeon. Dr Diwan will evaluate your particular concerns, understand your goals, and suggest the best treatment plan tailored to your needs.

Schedule a Gauged or Torn Earlobe Consultation in Westlake, OH

Ready to restore the natural appearance of your earlobes? Schedule a consultation at Laser and Skin Surgery Center in Westlake, Ohio.  Dr Renuka Diwan MD and her team dedicate themselves to assisting you in safely and effectively achieving your aesthetic earlobe goals. 

Contact us today at (440)-871-9832 to book your appointment and take the first step toward rejuvenated earlobes.